Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Resilient Lady

SA Port Statistics for March 2024
WHARF TALK: luxury motor yacht – PARAFFIN
Senegal’s third & final offshore patrol vessel, Cayor, is delivered
Clearing the Baltimore Bridge wreck: now the legal issues surface
International Maritime Bureau: Concern raised on continued piracy
Analysis: South Africa’s national security priorities in question amidst troop deployment, naval visits
WHARF TALK: small Handysize products tanker – ALPHA
Hapag-Lloyd and Seaspan to retrofit five vessels to methanol propulsion
The Marrakesh Agreement: WTO at 30
In Conversation: Rogue waves in the ocean are much more common than anyone suspected, says new study
Indian Navy carries out first drug interdiction as CMF member
WHARF TALK: The Queens at the Cape
MV Abdullah released by Somali pirates, apparently after ransom paid
Escalating Middle East Tensions Trigger Projected Surge in War Risk Premiums and Freight Rates
IAPH speaks out on seizure of MSC Aries by Iran

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Boka Northern Ocean 

WHARF TALK: The Queens at the Cape
MV Abdullah released by Somali pirates, apparently after ransom paid
Escalating Middle East Tensions Trigger Projected Surge in War Risk Premiums and Freight Rates
IAPH speaks out on seizure of MSC Aries by Iran
AGL signs contract to manage Walvis Bay Multipurpose Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – ATLANTIC NARVAL
DOF awarded West African subsea contract, utilises Maersk Installer
In Conversation: West Africa’s falling fish stocks: illegal Chinese trawlers, climate change and artisanal fishing fleets to blame
WHARF TALK: Research Seismic Survey vessel – MARCUS G. LANGSETH
Op Aspides repels 11 Red Sea attacks in two months
IMO S-G welcomes delegates to Facilitation Committee (FAL 48)
Hefty jail sentences for two oil pipeline thieves
MSC provides North Africa with improved weekly Black Sea Georgia service
APM Terminals issues challenge to DCT Pier 2 concessioning
WHARF TALK: Neopanamax cruise ship – MSC SPLENDIDA
In Conversation: Why there may be oceans inside dwarf planets beyond Pluto – and what this means for the likely abundance of life
IMO and future marine fuels and technology – New website launched
CMF Task Force 150 seizes illegal drugs in Arabian Sea
More than 90 die as unlicensed Mozambique ferry boat capsizes
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – AMBIENCE
Africa Global Logistics (AGL) commences operations at AGL Lobito Terminal
DP World & local BE company score as bpSA outsources its secondary transport
The green shipping training programme: IMO and emerging leaders
Maersk to reinstate OC1 service transits through Panama Canal
Indian Navy rescues another pirated ship
Autonomous mine hunting: Indian Ocean north
Durban Terminals prepared for bumper citrus season
Cruise News: Farewell to MSC Splendida, hello to MSC Virtuosa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 7 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Mombasa 

Cruise News: Farewell to MSC Splendida, hello to MSC Virtuosa
Durban Terminals prepared for bumper citrus season
In Conversation: Turkey and Ethiopia have had close ties for many years: Somalia maritime deals may shift the dynamics
New four-lane in-gate facility in Onne Port, Nigeria
Port of Nacala-a-Velha handles over 13 million tons of Mozambican coal via Malawi
WHARF TALK: P&O cruise ship – ARCADIA
CMA CGM to update EURAF 4 & 5 services with West Africa
In Conversation: Jihadism in Mozambique: southern African forces are leaving with mixed results
TNPA develops its first water desalination plant at Port of East London
President to open R2.6 Billion multi-modal rail terminal in Durban
WHARF TALK: passenger ship – BOREALIS
Chinese naval task force visiting Mozambique
Chinese tanker targeted by Houthi anti-ship missiles
MSC strengthens freight forwarding logistics with acquisition of Clasquin
Déjà Vu – Another sickening stink ship arrives. East London this time
Steady growth for Kenya’s Port of Mombasa
WHARF TALK: luxury expedition ship – SILVER CLOUD
Coral Sul FLNG: 50 successful LNG tanker transfers offshore Mozambique
Russian frigate Marshall Shaposhnikov arrives in Massawa, Eritrea
The Baltimore Bridge disaster – one week later
Baltimore Bridge’s losses within absorption capacity of the insurance industry – Morningstar DBRS
SAMIM to withdraw from Mozambique by 15 July 2024
Commissioner Lighe takes office at Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA)
First of 45 new haulers arrive for Durban Container Terminals
In Conversation: I’ve captained ships into tight ports like Baltimore, and this is how captains like me work with harbor pilots to avoid deadly collisions

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 31 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Ala’suinu

First of 45 new haulers arrive for Durban Container Terminals
In Conversation: I’ve captained ships into tight ports like Baltimore, and this is how captains like me work with harbor pilots to avoid deadly collisions
WHARF TALK: Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker – CLAUDE
Tropical Cyclone Gamane threatens Madagascar and Mozambique
Aftermath of Baltimore Bridge collision
Baltimore Bridge disaster: Significant impact on local port and economy
TFR has best performance of the year on North (Richards Bay) Corridor
WHARF TALK: MR2 class Product Tanker – STI MILWAUKEE
Over 100 dumpers and payloaders arrive to beef up Richards Bay MPT performance
The Baltimore Bridge collapse – Civil Engineer’s comment
Baltimore Bridge collapse: potential for significant supply chain disruption
BREAKING NEWS: Ship strikes Baltimore bridge, major collapse
French Navy seizes over 10 tons of cocaine from Gulf of Guinea fishing vessel
WHARF TALK: polar expeditionary passenger vessel – SH VEGA
Maritime net-zero framework: IMO agrees possible outline
India, Mozambique, Tanzania joint maritime exercise IMT Trilat underway
US–India joint CG ops – Andaman and Nicobar Islands
SA Port Statistics for February 2024
WHARF TALK: short sea Ro-Pax ferry – ALA’SUINU
Ship and port scheduling advisories
Richards Bay port to become key hub for energy trade
CMA CGM upgrades service between Jeddah and North Red Sea
Poland becomes 42nd member of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)
UNCTAD’s Global Trade Update: Encouraging signs
Quissanga and Quirimba Island retaken by Mozambique armed forces
SAMSA receives reports of oiled Cape Gannets on Bird Island

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 23 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Port of Dar es Salaam

Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 Recovery will take another 3-5 months
WHARF TALK: MR2 products tanker – ZEZE START
Exercise Ibsamar 2024 looks likely later this year
Pirates move Abdullah into Somali territorial waters to avoid rescue attempt
New Indian Navy survey vessel INS Sandhayak
Xeneta Update: How low will spot rates go from Far East into Europe?
WHARF TALK: cable laying ship – ISAAC NEWTON
Port of Namibe staff to receive training in Germany
Funcionários do Porto do Namibe receberão formação na Alemanha
Be my witness: Taiwanese container ship takes out four ship-to-shore cranes
Air Cargo Digitalization Leadership Charter: First Signatories per IATA
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – ENDEAVOUR
Ports Regulator of South Africa and B-BBEE Commission Sign MOU
Xeneta Update: Mexico amid ongoing US trade war
In Conversation: Undersea cables for Africa’s internet retrace history and leave digital gaps as they connect continents
Introduction of third-party access to Transnet’s rail network a step closer
WHARF TALK: small gearless bulk carrier – ELECTRAMAR
Pirated ship Ruen and crew freed by Indian Navy
NATO Exercise Dynamic Manta: Mediterranean showcase
GEFO chemical tanker Tosca is a certified industry pioneer
APM Container Freight Station commissioned in Onne, Nigeria
IMO and Madagascar: Duties and obligations of a Flag State
Drama in South Atlantic as yacht sinks, sailors rescued

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   The World

Angola’s Customs Police seize seven fishing vessels
TNPA opens 100 opportunities to lease port land and commercial developments
Indian Ocean naval exercise involving Iran, Russia & China – SA as observer
In Conversation: Five hotspots where floating plastic litter poses the greatest risk to North Atlantic marine life – new study
Armscor to acquire speedboats to patrol SA’s maritime borders
WHARF TALK: luxury passenger ship – SILVER SPIRIT
In Conversation: Technology to protect South Africa’s oceans: experts find that a data-driven monitoring system is paying off
IMO and Tunisia: Port security audit training
Bulk carrier Abdullah, sailing from Maputo, is highjacked by pirates
Near-tripling of EU ETS costs due to Red Sea crisis, analysis shows
WHARF TALK: Pure Car Carrier – WON SHIN
Two centuries of the RNLI
In Conversation: Somalia-Turkey maritime deal is a win for both countries, and not a power play for the Horn of Africa
TNPA begins rehabilitating Durban port roads
Nigerian Ports Authority to invest $1 billion in upgrading Tin Can Island and other ports
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – ISLAND PRINCESS
Cyclone Filipo 17S now in Mozambique Channel, threatens southern Mozambique
TotalEnergies takes participating interest in Orange River Basin Block 3B/4B
IMO and MENA regional training: Seafarers’ assessment, examination and certification
MSC opens R350 million new cold storage facility in Durban
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel – REGINE
Humanitarian aid to Gaza: US military to construct temporary pier
Anglo American takes delivery of 10th LNG-fuelled bulk carrier, Ubuntu Liberty
Port of Douala flourishing since MSC takeover
Beware the Chinese harbour cranes – US Homeland Security
Houthis & Yemen – first casualties on merchant ship True Confidence
New vessels needed for the SA Navy more than ever
Jeddah Amendment: Bahrain signs
In Conversation: West Africa’s coast was a haven for piracy and illegal fishing – how technology is changing the picture

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 10 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Hellas Margarita

Grindrod grows its headline earnings with operational resilience
Saldanha MPT having a good year, already exceeded YTD volume budget by 6.2%
World Shipping Council speaks out on attack of True Confidence
Port advisories for South African ports
In Conversation: MH370 disappearance 10 years on: can we still find it?
Is Iran planning a naval base at Port Sudan?
Breaking News: Tanker hit by missile off Aden, 2 seafarers killed
WHARF TALK: multipurpose heavylifter – BBC SCANDINAVIA
Vice Admiral Monde Lobese to address poor morale in the SA Navy
Höegh Autoliners receives funding for two ammonia-powered car carriers
Houthi attacks continue as Italian destroyer gets into the action
WHARF TALK: newly spotted box ship – ONE REASSURANCE
IMO statement on the Red Sea crisis and the Rubymar
UNCTAD port training module for Nigerian port officials
West Africa’s GTA LNG project: Arrival of FLNG vessel GIMI – Major milestone reached
Transnet unpacks plans for repositioning ports of Durban & Richards Bay
WHARF TALK: residential cruise ship – THE WORLD
Seafarer lost overboard container ship Santa Cruz near Cape Recife
Houthi’s may have scuttled abandoned British bulker Rubymar
Tunisia commercial port traffic increases 2% in 2023
Transnet given approval to finalise DCT2 contract with ICTSI
DCT Pier 2 is steadily recovering, says TPT
WHARF TALK: Large Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHST) vessel – NORMAND SIRIUS
Transnet says it will deal ‘decisively’ concerning activities at TNPA
CMA CGM given go-ahead to acquire 
SA Navy will hit the high seas this year with ship visits to Russia and Cuba
SA Navy prepared to divorce itself from the Armscor Dockyard – Lobese
Xeneta Update: XSI® records biggest increase in 18 months
Combating harassment and bullying: ICS sets out industry principles
In Conversation: How climate change is messing up the ocean’s biological clock, with unknown long-term consequences
Transnet executive appointments – official announcement

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Richards Bay

Third SA Navy MMIPV to be christened on Friday
German frigate Hessen into action in Red Sea, shoots down drones
Hortgro: CT Port improving, but “still a long way to go”
Cape Town Container Terminal improving
Michelle Phillips appointed to position of Transnet Group CEO
SASOL to partner with TFR on rail operation
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylifter – BBC DESTINY
SAN Chief attends Indian Navy Exercise Milan
Projects at Western Cape ports aim at repositioning and supporting ‘world-class’ port infrastructure – TNPA
SAECS service advisory – London Gateway port omission
Damen Cape Town receives order for 7 new TNPA tugs
WHARF TALK: sail training ship – STS PICTON CASTLE
Fishing: New guidelines – IMO ILO accord
Wallenius Wilhelmsen looks to expand fleet with further four Shaper class PCTCs
Norwegian Dawn allowed to dock in Port Louis
Health scare prevents Norwegian Dawn from landing in Mauritius
WHARF TALK: P&O liner – S.S. HIMALAYA
‘Cause and effect’. Red Sea surcharges and the power of uncertainty
Djibouti port security training
Signing of Maputo Port 25-year concession extension
As Port Maputo gears up, Durban port is targeted!
WHARF TALK: seismic support vessel – THOR FRIGG
KZN Ships in Port Update
Cape Morgan Lighthouse, Eastern Cape – Sixty years of service
Gabon’s Owendo Container Terminal linked by new bridge
Spectacular bridge project to connect Mombasa with mainland
UNCTAD: Unprecedented shipping disruptions: Risk to global trade
Transforming an industry on a global scale?
Claude Aman appointed Managing Director of Africa Global Logistics Ghana
IMO agrees new guidance for safe transport of plastic pellets on ships

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines for the period between 18 and 24 February 2024

FIRST VIEW:   ITAL USODIMARE

Red-letter day as mv Mpungu is launched into Lake Victoria
Cape Town Container Terminal has 43% improvement in weekly truck volumes
Moroccan ports prepare for climate change impact
Central Region ports recovery plan in full swing
Durban port productivity and Mauritius cyclone threat force port omissions
Cyclone warning for Mauritius and Reunion
WHARF TALK: Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) – HANG JUN 4017
Tug SVITZER SANTO NIÑO (IMO 9965904) on delivery voyage to Cape Town
Transnet Port Terminals launches programme to boost technical capacity
Lest We Forget. SS Mendi 21 February 1917
Livestock carrier raises a huge stink in Cape Town
EU launches Eunavfor Aspides to safeguard freedom of Red Sea navigation
WHARF TALK: livestock carrier – AL KUWAIT
Loadshedding and logistics constraints, increase cost of doing business in South Africa – Kumba
Houthi’s score a success, force crew to abandon their damaged ship Rubymar
CMA CGM orders 3 Kalmar straddle carriers for SAMR, Port Réunion
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose offshore field support vessel – SKANDI SEVEN
Trade News: Weathernews launches “Berth Waiting Forecast” service
Shipping industry calls for release of Galaxy Leader crew
Smell in the City – livestock carrier to blame
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2024
Islamist terrorists occupy fishing town of Quissanga near Pemba
WHARF TALK: MR1 chemical and product tanker – MARITIME TUNTIGA
Ukraine sinks Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov in Black Sea
Maputo port intends investing further in rail transport
O porto de Maputo pretende investir mais no transporte ferroviário
IMO: Tanzania – Enhancing maritime security
Germany sends frigate Hessen to join EU mission in Red Sea
Houthi missile strikes a laden crude oil tanker Pollux with Russian oil for India
Boskalis acquisition of ALP receives approval

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Gas Summit

CMA CGM Mermaid, first of a new design of container ship, enters service
Maersk to demerge towage company Svitzer
MSC’s Soren Toft & the Suez Canal Authority discuss Red Sea crisis
Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel: ABB hybrid power system
In Conversation: The world’s coral reefs are bigger than we thought – but it took satellites, snorkels and machine learning to see them
Cape Town Container Terminal achieves peak reefer loading
WHARF TALK: NCL cruise ship – NORWEGIAN DAWN
Trade News: Damen enters into Strategic partnership Agreement with SA’s DTIC
Green shipping fuels made in South Africa – a World Bank Blog
Rhenus expands warehouse capacities in Pretoria, PE and East London
Minerals Council delivers judgement on 2023
WHARF TALK: survey vessel – ARGO SEARCHER
Competing ports for the mineral wealth of Central Africa
Taylor Group acquires control of CVS Ferrari
TNPA: New hydraulic units will curb ship delays in Cape Town & Ngqura ports
WHARF TALK: Ro-Ro Passenger and Truck Ferry – P&O LIBERTÉ
Eni looking for logistics provider at Pemba
Airfreight: TAAG starts regular cargo operations at the new Luanda Airport
Carga Aérea: TAAG inicia operações regulares de carga no novo Aeroporto de Luanda
Greenpeace Africa Statement on South Africa Navy Marine Blasts
MACS creates new feeder service and connecting Lüderitz
WHARF TALK: LPG, VLGC tanker SUNNY BRIGHT
Mauritius: Port facility security training
UCT develops way to measure Antarctic sea-ice using ship-mounted radar
Fire aboard tank vessel S-Trust: Lithium-ion battery thermal runaway
A.P. Moller – Maersk 4th quarter 2023 results
MOL Group 3rd Quarter Business Results
DCT 2 down to single digit ships at anchor, planning ahead
Preparations for the removal of the wreck Elke M underway

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